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I downloaded the 64-bit Windows 7 beta yesterday and received a key this morning. The beta is good until August 1, 2009. I'm probably going to do a rant on ...
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- 01-10-2009 #1
Windows 7 Beta
So far, after about half a day of use I'm impressed. It doesn't feel as bloated or confusing as Vista, though there are some things to get used to. It still uses 713MB of RAM when idle, but that's down from 1GB (if I remember correctly) in Vista Ultimate. I'm also not sure how much of that is actually being used, since MS is using a more UNIX-like approach to memory now.
Has anyone else been brave enough to give it a shot? If you can find a download link to the DVDs, you don't need a key for a 30-day trial. There are links all over the web.Registered Linux user #270181
TechieMoe's Tech Rants
- 01-10-2009 #2
I'm downloading it as we speak. I signed up for the Vista betas too at the time. Check this out for hilarious though:
- Every time I refreshed the screen with the product/activation key it gave me another one
- The links on the Microsoft site would work for the download, on either 64-bit or 32-bit. So with my official keys I opted for an alternative source
Also the site asked me if I wanted to install Silverlight. No thanks! I have enough third party proprietary runtimes installed in my browser thank-you-very-much.
I'll get an install done tomorrow and share any thoughts I have. Just from the screenshots it looks like KDE3 and Vista had a baby. Maybe this is what KDE4 would have looked like without Plasma....
- 01-10-2009 #3
I have no intentions of trying it, it is a MS product after all, and I just flat out refuse to use MS products anymore. I don't mean to rant about them or anything, that's just how I feel about it. I am proud to say that I haven't used MS windows since Windows 2000, well aside from repairing various machines for Wife/Sister/Buddies. My wife on the other hand, who thinks a machine is retarded without Windows doesn't want to download it either.
- 01-10-2009 #4
- 01-10-2009 #5
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
I have access via MSDN and pulled the ISO earlier this week. I'm sure I will install it soon for testing/review.
Windows isn't going away anytime soon, and based on the initial reviews, this may be the version that ENT environments choose to migrate to.
- 01-10-2009 #6
- 01-11-2009 #7
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
If it can be burned to disk and run as a liveDVD like with Linux, I'll probably try it... otherwise it's not very likely to happen.
Anxious to see what the rest of you think of it, though.oz
- 01-11-2009 #8
Windows 7 is crap. It looks like Microshaft is only releasing it to recover from the losses they have had with Vista.
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- 01-11-2009 #10
- Join Date
- May 2008
I don't think I will ever try it. Everytime there is a beta for anything I always get phone calls for people wanting help with it since I work in a call center. But I do agree that I am curious about what the rest of you think of it...please, keep the rest of us informed!